The bats were hot for the Clark softball team on Friday as they defeated Jay 14-3. The game was called in the 5th inning based on the 10 run rule. Victoria Centeno was on the mound for the Clark win. The Coogs are now 3-2 in district play with a busy Spring Break week ahead. It’s a great time to take in some softball out at the Northside complex with a game against Marshall at noon on Monday, Holmes Tuesday at 2:00 and Warren on Thursday at 2:00. Good luck Cougars!
Meanwhile baseball had a non-district win over MacArthur on Friday 2-1 at Blossom. You can catch some good baseball next week as the boys spend their Spring Break at the Northside fields. Brandeis is up first – Monday at noon, then Jay at 2:45 on Tuesday and on Thursday they’ll play Marshall at noon. Go Coogs!
The Clark baseball team got a win on Tuesday night, but it couldn’t have been closer. The Cougars Beat Taft 1-0 after six scoreless innings. Clark got its one run in the top of the 7th and held on for the victory. Nick Van Ryan was on the mound for the Cougars and gave up only two hits. It was a much needed win for Clark, now 1-2 in district play. Next up is a non district game against MacArthur at Blossom 6pm Friday.
Unfortunately the Clark softball team lost by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday. Brandeis won this game 6-5, but the Cougars never gave up. Down 2-6 in the 6th inning the Cougars added 3 runs to finish the game. Clark is 2-2 in district with Jay up next on Friday at 7pm at Northside.
Clark baseball got mixed results in the Northeast School District Tournament over the weekend. Clark started with a 6-1 victory over the always tough South San Bobcats with pitcher Gabe Maldonado getting the win for the Cougars. Junior Henry Dill had a homerun in the game.
District foe Brandeis outscored Clark in the first Friday game 10-7, but the Clark bats were on fire in the afternoon game against Roosevelt with the Cougars posting a 15-3 win with pitcher Thomas Pendleton on the mound. Unfortunately the tourney ended with a 7-1 loss to Austin Bowie.
Clark returns to district play with a game against Taft on Tuesday the 5th at 4:45 at Northside.
Clark baseball had a good showing in the Northside Tournament over the weekend, beating Johnson (8-5), Clemens(6-1) and Steele (11-5) and dropping games to New Braunfels and Churchill. Clark pitcher Nick Van Ryan picked up two of those victories and Jared Sauceda the other.
The second district game of the season is Tuesday at 7:30 at Northside against Stevens.
Clark softball picked up five wins and a tie through two preseason tournaments and is already 1-1-0 in district play with a win over Stevens and a loss to O’Connor. Clark sophomore pitcher Mimi Felices has five wins for the season so far. The girls play Taft onTuesday at 5:00 at Northside.
Go get ‘em COOGS!
Today’s profile is for the boys of summer. Meet Clark’s newest addition to baseball, Coach Richard Alejandro (Asst. Baseball and Asst. Football):
Bachelor of Kinesiology, UTSA 2005
Prior Coaching Experience:
Uvalde HS 2005-2007
Receivers and JV baseball
Highlands HS 2007-2011
Receivers and JV baseball
Pearsall HS 2011-2012
Receivers and powerlifting
Sports played in HS:
Congratulations to Clark baseball alum and current St. Mary’s University pitcher Carl O’Neal who was recently named the NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year and a member of the All America First Team . O’Neal celebrated by pitching 8 innings in a 13-2 round two victory over Indianapolis in the NCAA Div II World Series underway in North Carolina. Next game is Wednesday at 5:30. O’Neal is 14-0 on the season.
NCAA Baseball Bracket
Two former Clark baseball players have been recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association with Regional awards for their outstanding seasons. Cameron Dullnig, of Texas A&M University – Kingsville, has been named South Central Region Player of the Year following a record breaking season with the Javelinas and Carl O’Neal of St Mary’s University has been recognized as the South Central Region Pitcher of the Year. Both players have also been recognized in their respective conferences: The Lone Star Conference where Dullnig is Co-Player of the Year and The Heartland Conference where O’Neal is Pitcher of the Year. Get details on these honors and the exciting playoffs ahead.
Clark senior pitcher Chad Dullnig is headed to Louisiana to play baseball for the Bossier Parish Junior College Cavaliers. Chad was a unanimous 1st team all district pitcher this year in 27-5A and finished his season as the leading hitter in district and in the top 5 in RBI’s in the city. He was joined at his signing by his teammates, Coach Aldo Velazquez and his parents – Cheri and Darrell Dullnig.
Chad continues a family tradition of playing college ball. His older brother Cameron, who also played baseball for the Cougars, is a pitcher for the Texas A&M Kingsville Javelinas and his sister, Cori, a former All District soccer player for Clark, spent her college career at Centenary College in Shreveport, not far from Bossier Parish where Chad will play.
Clark softball took a 1-0 series lead over New Braunfels on Thursday with a thrilling 4-3 victory. Clark had broken a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the 6th inning with two runs, but New Braunfels matched that in the top of the 7th. The game went to the 8th inning with Clark holding off the Unicorns in the top and then in the bottom of the 8th with two outs the Cougars got the winning run.
Game two is today at 5:30 at NEISD East followed by game 3 – if necessary. GO COOGS!!!
Clark baseball dropped the first game in their series against Corpus Christi King 6-4. Playing at Whataburger field in Corpus the Cougars were leading 3-0 in the 5th inning when King unleashed 6 runs to take the lead and then the game. Get the Corpus Christi Caller Times version of the game here.
Game two will be at 1:00 pm Saturday followed by game 3 – both at the Northside fields. LET’S GO COOGS!!!
Round one of the playoffs for Clark baseball gets underway on Thursday when the Cougars head south for the series opener against Corpus Christi King. Thursday’s game time is 8 pm at Whataburger field. Game two is 1:00pm Saturday at the Northside fields with game three to follow, if necessary, 30 minutes after game two.
Fans can get started at 2:45 on Thursday with a team send off at Clark – meet in the student parking lot at 2:15. There are plenty of signs available for everyone to show their support.
After dismissing East Central in two games last week, the Clark softball team will play game one of round two at 7:00 pm Thursday against New Braunfels at the NEISD West field. Game two is Friday at 5:30 at NEISD East and, if necessary, game three will follow at 7:30 also at NEISD East.
Come on out and support your Cougars!!! GO COOGS!